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  • Kyphosis - Postural Challenges & Seating Solutions
    25th June 2018

    Kyphosis is a curvature of the thoracic region of the spine that results in the top of the back appearing more rounded than normal. Every person has some degree of curvature to the spine, this is our spinal posture. However, a curve of more than 45° is considered excessive. Read on for causes, treatment, postural challenges and seating solutions.

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  • The Role of Specialist Seating in Stroke Rehabilitation
    6th June 2018

    The Role of CareFlex Specialist Seating in Stroke Rehabilitation and how it relates to mobility and independence.

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  • Feet! Are they really that important if we are sitting down?
    30th May 2018

    Posture is essentially the position of one or many body segments in relation to one another and their orientation in space: Postural management is the use of any technique to minimise postural abnormality and enhance function . An effective postural management programme will address all of these body segments throughout an individual’s full 24-hours. Where do the feet come in?

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  • Critical Appraisal
    15th May 2018

    As clinicians, we often see and hear statements that try to influence our practice: “This intervention is clinically proven…” “Clinical studies have shown…” “Our products are backed by clinical research…” However, before we believe these claims we need to ensure...

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  • What is Evidence Based Practice?
    26th April 2018

    Evidence based practice, or EBP, has developed over the years from the term evidence based medicine that first appeared in medical literature in 1991: “The conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients”

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  • Postural Management and Good Sitting Posture - What's all the hype about?
    1st March 2018

    The human body is made up of many different systems that work together to achieve good posture. As we grow and develop we learn from and respond to information that is sent from various sources, including visual, vestibular (sensory) and proprioceptive (movement sensations from muscles and tendons) input. Damage to any of these systems, through injury or disease, can affect our ability to interact with the information and maintain good posture.

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  • Posture and Pressure are Inextricably Linked
    15th January 2018

    The impact of a pressure injury on a person is significant, with them being affected physically, psychologically, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and financially (Langemo 2005). Pressure injuries in older persons are associated with a fivefold increase in mortality (Grey & Harding 2006). Pressure injuries can result in longer lengths of stay in hospitals;

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  • Tilt in Space – When and How to Use Safely and Effectively
    27th October 2017

    Tilt in Space – When and How to Use Safely and Effectively CareFlex Clinical Specialist Rebecca Dunstall BSc Physiotherapy (Hons) This blog discusses the function of TiS, how it should be used safely and how to use in conjunction with BAR, when appropriate.

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  • Rebecca Dunstall, CareFlex Clinical Specialist
    31st August 2017

    Meet Rebecca Dunstall, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, CareFlex Clinical Specialist

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  • CareFlex Seating - supported by independent clinical evidence for 20 years.
    18th August 2017

    CareFlex is the only specialist seating manufacturer supported with independent clinical evidence over many years. At CareFlex we have confidence and pride in our specialist seating and the positive changes we know it can have on people’s lives. We have always been open to the evaluation of our products to prove their clinical effectiveness. Since 1998 we have submitted our products to testing every eight to nine years to ensure we have the evidence to support our beliefs.

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